Lot 269 - 1960 12947 Mk. IX Saloon
|Chassis Number||774508 BW|
|Odometer reading||98,300 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,320|
The Jaguar Mk. IX is a large luxury saloon car produced between 1959 and 1961 and replaced the previous Mk. VIII. Standard transmission was a four-speed manual system; options included overdrive but most cars were built with a Borg Warner three-speed automatic box. Internally, an enlarged-bore 3.8 litre, 220bhp DOHC straight six replaced the previous 3.4 litre unit. Two SU carburettors were fitted. Four-wheel servo assisted Dunlop disc brakes and recirculating ball power steering was now standard equipment. The torsion bar independent front suspension and leaf-sprung rear live axle were retained from the Mk. VIII. The body was generally similar to its predecessor but the sunshine roof became a standard fitting for the UK market. The interior was in the same luxurious mode with extensive use of leather, walnut wood trim and deep pile carpet. The Mk. IX's power and good brakes for a vehicle of that era, together with its undoubtedly impressive aesthetic appearance, makes it quite a common choice for classic car circuit racing.
Originally registered on 4th May 1960 to Henlys Ltd in Bournemouth and subsequently sold on 20th September of that year to Mr. Victor Stallard of Fordingbridge, it appears, according to the original buff log book and current V5 registration document, that this Jaguar has spent most - if not all - of its life, in and around the South of England. Finished in Sherwood green with leather trim, this Jaguar Mk. IX automatic is described by the vendor as being comfortable, pleasant and interesting to drive. Supplied with a current MoT test certificate valid until 19th December 2013 and a Heritage certificate, this elegant Jaguar will require a little time and investment, although appears quite sound and would probably be best described as a rolling restoration project.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.